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Document ID (ISN)107941
CIS number 08-265
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG233(rev1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Preventing contact dermatitis at work
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2007. 6p. Illus.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Aimed at workers, this leaflet explains that contact dermatitis can be caused by contact with a wide range of substances including detergents, toiletries, chemicals and even some natural products. While it can concern all parts of the body, the hands are most commonly affected. Contents: definition and description of contact dermatitis; high risk-jobs and workplaces (health care personnel, hairdressers, printers, cleaners, metal workers); prevention (substitution, automation, enclosure, protective gloves); legal aspects (compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH, see CIS 03-1023). Replaces CIS 06-6.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; eczema; skin protection; safe working methods; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) detergents; safety guides; responsibilities of employers; printing industry; legal aspects; skin creams; natural products and substances; cutting fluids; cleaning; chemical products; hand; substitution; health care personnel; hairdressing; metalworking industry; medical supervision; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; protective gloves
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers
Skin protection
Skin diseases